It seems that Saudi relations with the United States are going through a difficult stage at the beginning of the new administration's era after the administration of former President Donald Trump drained the kingdom's coffers with deals worth more than $ 500 billion, as Washington's new position on the Saudi war on Yemen and the declassification of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi. In Istanbul, they are now dominating the other political issues that the US administration is working on.
It is true that the most prominent headline of the US administration’s position on these two issues in which the royal family is drowning, as Washington says, is the file (human rights). However, the political goals that lie behind these headings are not hidden from anyone. US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken did not hide that what his administration did Of measures not aimed at severing the relationship with Saudi Arabia, but rather to reevaluate it, to be more in line with (US interests).
Blinken’s talk about (American interests) clearly reveals the path by which Washington is moving in the world, and these interests in the Arab region are not necessarily the interests of the American people. Rather, they should come to our minds here (Israeli interests), which is the closest synonym for the word (US interests), and thus the use of Washington for the two files (the Saudi war on Yemen and Khashoggi) to lift the secrecy of the Kingdom's role in normalization with (Israel) or to stand openly in the queue of printers, whose number increases daily.
The American support for Saudi Arabia on the military level and the condoning of successive American administrations about the file of human rights violations in the Kingdom did not contradict American interests for decades, and it will not contradict today, as long as the doors of the treasuries are wide open to the American master, and they are even if they were exhausted during the era. Trump, but it seems that the current stage requires Riyadh to have positions that are too large to be able to announce without these pressures.
Therefore, the pressure was with the first word of the new American president, and from the gate of Yemen precisely that Riyadh sinks in its sands and rolls over its rugged mountains, to be the pressure criterion at the top when the US intelligence report links between the killing of Khashoggi and the name of the crown prince who is preparing himself to assume the reins of the throne that actually runs him with the situation The health of his father, King Salman.
We would not be surprised if Riyadh announced in the coming days that it was standing in the (normalization line) with the Israeli enemy, which promoted and supported with all force the project (Deal of the Century) adopted by former President Donald Trump, for this is all that the kingdom’s rulers can do to preserve their throne, after they have depleted their country. In Yemen and in the US arms purchase deals.